Tobermory Harbour, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Tobermory Harbour, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the popular port (and principal island community) of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, West of Scotland.

Tobermory, which is a name derived from the Gaelic for ‘Mary’s Well’, is situated near the northern tip of Mull and has a population of about 1000 persons. Facts and information on Tobermory:

  • The harbour is lined with attractive, pastel coloured houses and buildings.
  • Was the base for a fictional children’s T.V.series called Balamory which finished in 2005.
  • Main commercial activities are fishing, whisky distilling and tourism.
  • Well populated with shops, pubs, eateries and accommodations.
  • Tobermory Distillery has a long history dating back to 1798. Output is about 1000 litres p.a. Now South African owned and a sister distillery of Deanston.
  • There is a direct ferry service to Kilchoan on the Scottish mainland. An indirect ferry link is via the Oban to Craignure route which entails a 21 mile drive, partly along a narrow, single-track road..
  • Within the harbour is buried the wreck of a galleon from the Spanish Armada known as ‘Florencia’ or ‘San Juan de Sicilia’ . Sinking occurred in October, 1588. Much of the bullion was recovered in 1688.

An interesting spot to spend a few hours, or longer.

Video clip of Tobermory Harbour

Tobermory Distillery, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Tobermory Distillery, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

View of Tobermory Harbour, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

View of Tobermory Harbour, Isle of Mull, Scotland.

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